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Norte, Hangganan Ng Kasaysayan opens in cinemas on September 10

August 25, 2014 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements, Movies No Comments →

Hazel Orencio in Norte, Hangganan Ng Kasaysayan

Confirmed theatres: Robinson’s Galleria and Robinson’s East. We will post the full list of theatres this week.

Here are some of the reviews of Norte, Hangganan Ng Kasaysan in the foreign media.

New York Times

Critics Roundup
A.V. Club
British Film Institute
Film Comment
Total Film

From Time Out London.

The Department of Shameless Self-Promotion: Our next Ayala Museum talk is on September 6.

August 08, 2014 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements, Books No Comments →

museum talk 1
Thanks to everyone who attended our talk, Don’t Be A Writer, last Saturday at the Ayala Museum. See you for the second talk next month.


Buy our latest books, The Stories So Far (fiction) and Geeks Vs Jocks (essays) at the Library of Babel, Available in hardcover, Php399. You can also buy the books at our museum talks. Each lecture is followed by a signing.


The Department of Shameless Self-Promotion: Style Weekend, Ayala Museum lecture

August 01, 2014 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements 3 Comments →

with Liza
We’re wearing our purple velour frames that Leo got us in Japan. Liza is trying vintage frames from the 60s that used to belong to Tina’s mom. Photo from Liza Ilarde’s Instagram

We’re featured in the Style Weekend article on Fashion Collectors, out today.

“You?? A fashion collector?” They interviewed us about eyeglasses and took pictures of some of our spectacles.

Edited by Liza Ilarde, the Style Weekend is free with today’s issue of the Manila Bulletin. The glossy edition is sold at select bookstores and magazine stands.


The first of our Ayala Museum lectures will be held tomorrow at 3pm. All the details are in the poster above. You can get copies of our new books, The Stories So Far (short stories) and Geeks Vs Jocks (essays) at the museum talk and have them signed. Of course we’ll sign your old Twisted books, but we’d rather sign our new books, which come in beautiful hardcover editions (Php399 each).

The Norte screening at Alabang Town Center today, Sunday, has been cancelled.

July 19, 2014 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements, Movies No Comments →

The screening of Norte, Hangganan Ng Kasaysayan scheduled for today, 3pm at Alabang Town Center has been cancelled as electric service has not been restored in that area. (Walang koryente sa ATC.)

The 3pm screening of Norte at Glorietta will go on as scheduled.

Don’t Be A Writer: Our lecture series at Ayala Museum starts in August

July 04, 2014 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements, Projects 1 Comment →

Tickets are now available at the Ayala Museum reception counter. Reservations are available through online payment at their BPI account 0011-1490-14; email the deposit slip to


Saturday, 2 August, 3-5pm: Don’t Be A Writer. The horrors, terrors, aggravations, anxieties, pleasures and eventual rewards of the writing life.

Saturday, 6 September, 3-5pm: Game of Thrones, Fantasy Epics and Geek Civilization. The hottest show on television, based on the books by “the American Tolkien” George R.R. Martin, is much more than kings, swords, wars, traitors, dragons, sorcerers, and direwolves. It draws on real history, myth and the classics of fantasy fiction. Look under the dragon’s scales with other science-fiction and fantasy nerds.

Saturday, 4 October, 3-5pm: The World Domination Report. Exactly 20 years ago, we unveiled the Filipino campaign to take over the world via Yaya. Listen to the progress report on our global colonization plan.

Adult Pass: Php350/lecture, Php950 for the three lectures
Discounted Pass: Pho250/lecture, Php650 for the three. The discounted rate applies to students, teachers, senior citizens and Ayala Museum members.

The fee includes an Ayala Museum Full-Day Pass and an exclusive e-book by Jessica Zafra (a different e-book per lecture).

For inquiries contact or visit the Ayala Museum on Facebook.

Is this snacktacular enough?

July 01, 2014 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements, Food 2 Comments →


One afternoon there’s a knock on the door and a messenger delivers this giant bag of snacks. What’s in the baaaaag, you ask, in the voice of Brad Pitt in Se7en. Go to Glorietta on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon to find out.